[Renegade Robins: Damian Wayne] Week 8: Batman and Robin Must Die [5/18-5/31]

Howdy all. Glad you could join me for another meeting of the Damian Wayne Book Club here at the ole RR. This week we have the continuing saga of Batman and Robin and Damian finally makes the choice that will define him for the rest of his life. Will he be an Al Gul or a Wayne? Let’s find out.

Spotlight Issue featuring Damian in another Universe.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II issue #1

Please feel free to read this issue by and drop your thoughts on it in the comments below.

And now onto this week’s issues:

* Batman and Robin #10-16

Discussion: I thought this week we could try an open discussion so just post your thoughts below.

And that’s all for this week friends.

Join the club here: RENEGADE ROBINS

Next week on RR: JT

  • Jason Todd Returns and he has a plan to clean up Gotham.

In Two Weeks on RR: DW

  • Bruce Wayne/Batman Returns. What does that mean for the new Dynamic Duo?

That’s two Returns for the price of one so tune in next time. Same Robin time. Same Robin channel.

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Talia wins the Worst Mother of the Year award here. Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike Morrison’s Talia?

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I love the final showdown against Doctor Hurt. As much as I enjoy the following story with Batman Incorporated, this part right here is the most satisfying moment in the entire Morrison run to me.

Oh, and Damian comes at the Joker with a crowbar. I think that’s an even better moment than when Jason did it in Under the Hood.

Loved that moment. Joker totally deserved it and the JT fan in me applauded at the irony of it’s use. I was also glad it was Damian who meted out that justice because he and Jason do have similarities. This was my favorite part of Morrison’s run because I felt like he was saying emphatically that Joker had no power over Robin despite his having killed one in the past and that maybe it wasn’t Jason’s fault but instead Joker’s. As poorly as I think Morrison handles the character there was talk of him attempting to redeem Jason in some way.

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By the way, if you’re reading this story don’t know what this is all about…

B&R 16

…you can find out in the story Dark Knight, Dark City.

Thanks for the info there @AlexanderKnox. Looks pretty creepy.

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I think it’s kinda a shame that we never got to see the Joker’s attempt to reinvent himself as a crime fighter, as he considered doing near the end of the story. That sounds like a delightfully weird potential story from Morrison, but I guess we had to make room for New 52 grimdark faceless Joker.

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Now that could have been interesting and Morrison would have done well with it. I mean quite a few of Batman’s rogues have up and switched sides so why not. Joker’s character is such that a writer can literally reinvent him without invalidating previous writer’s work with the character.

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